Through the generous support of the Happy White Endowment for the Arts, visiting artists spend several days to a week working with students in different visual art media.
Artist Pamela Grumbach is the St. Andrew's School Artist-In-Residence for the spring and worked with student during the week of April 8 - 12th.
Grumbach's focus will be on power of portraiture and how to reach out to the world as members of the "Memory Project." According to Grumbach, by participating in this project "Art students can create portraits for youth around the world who've been neglected, orphaned, or disadvantaged." An exhibition of her portraiture work is on display in the Griffiths Gallery in the McCulloch Center for the Arts. During her residency, she worked with 60 St. Andrew's art students and they chose a photo of an orphan from orphanges in Haiti and El Salvador. The different classes had the opportunity to use a variety of media in order to create the portraits. Upon completion, the final pieces are to be sent off to the Memory Project and personally delivered to the children by Project Director Ben Schumaker.
Learn more about Pamela's work at www.pamelagrumbach.com. Also, learn more about The Memory Project and Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos™ International (NPH) and their orphanages in El Salvador and Haiti.